This award is given for excellence in scholarship on the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. It is offered triennially by the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) to a work of original scholarship and excellence in visual presentation that makes significant contribution to our understanding of African arts and material culture.
Roberts will accept his award tonight during a formal ceremony at the ACASA Triennial Symposium to be held at 5 p.m. in the Brooklyn Museum’s Cantor Auditorium. Two other IUP authors will also be recognized at this event. Sacred Waters author Henry John Drewal will receive the ACASA Leadership Award and Peter Probst will take an honorable mention for his book Osogbo and the Art of Heritage.